So until yesterday, I didn’t really know how to sew. I had a sewing machine, but it was an arcane mystery to me. Girlfriend and I paid for some classes at the local JoAnns, since they do private lessons now, and we fixed that right quick. This morning I sat down with a nice canvas-denim-esque heavy fabric and made myself a pair of suitable joe-esque pants.
I borrowed from TheRPF forum user Logan74k, who had this reference image to get an idea of what I was working with:
I sewed a loop of elastic into the waistband to help keep them up and they’re surprisingly comfortable. I need to stain/muddy/grease them up some, but that shouldn’t be too hard. I know the knee patches are not exactly screen-accurate (and neither is the stitching) but they are almost entirely covered by the front leather shin piece anyway, so I’m not too concerned about it. They’re just there as a bit of extra visual detail.
As a last bit, I managed to get the ribbons for the medals done.